Daniel Calder surveys the Top 7 weirdest Christian theologians.
Of these, how many are atheists?
Consider, for example, John Scotus Eriugena (c.800 – c.877). The author gives an encyclopedia quote which rings true to me.
In general, the system of thought just outlined is a combination of neo-Platonic mysticism, emanationism, and pantheism which Eriugena strove in vain to reconcile with Aristotelean empiricism, Christian creationism, and theism. The result is a body of doctrines loosely articulated, in which the mystic and idealistic elements predominate, and in which there is much that is irreconcilable with Catholic dogma. (Catholic Encyclopedia)
Does this sound like the God of the Bible to you?
The seventh in his list is Origen. Weird? Most definitely. Atheist? No – monotheist.
Can you name weirder? Leave links in the comments.